Relax in Farmhouse Style

Whether you live in an early 20th-century house on 10 acres of property or a high-rise apartment building in the heart of the city, you can make farmhouse style your own.

country style dining room

Make it a Natural

To enhance a rustic décor, you can’t go wrong with wainscoting painted in a soft neutral. Add dimension to the farmhouse look by painting the walls a darker neutral than the wainscoting. This will highlight the paneling and draw out the beauty of natural-wood furnishings.

hallway, wooden bench, country style

Make Every Detail Count

When you’ve got a great piece like an old unfinished bench, you need only a few extra accessories to make a memorable design statement. Choose a neutral color for walls; then, create just a pop of excitement by painting the trim or wall decorations a darker color.

old style living room, stairs

Picture This

How do you add farmhouse style to a staircase wall? Place dark-painted floating shelves on a white wall, and adorn the shelves with a variety of special photographs. This once-overlooked area of your home will become an instant attention-grabber.

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